Broncos' Ware: Rookie left tackle Sambrailo 'is doing a great job'
Denver wasted no time acclimating Ty Sambrailo to life as a left tackle when they pitted him against DeMarcus Ware on Day 1.
The newly-promoted rookie struggled at first against the four-time All-Pro. Then, according to Ware, something clicked.
"The first day I went against him, you know, a rookie's going to be a rookie," Ware told the team's official website. "But he's getting a really good comfort level in his play.For him to pick up the offense and know what's going on, but also be able to be effective and have the confidence that he's had, I really compliment him on that."
Off the practice field, Sambrailo has been equally complimentary of Ware's role in his preparation. On it, the second-round pick is developing a nasty streak that all coaches love to see this time of year.
A veteran like Ware normally wouldn't stand for a chippy rookie. He knows Sambrailo is a different case.
"We actually had a little scuffle in practice," Ware said. "He's waking up. His aggressiveness is coming out. That's what it's about. When you're playing that left tackle, you've got to let guys know that you're that cornerstone of the offense. That's what he's doing."